The Fear of God: Get Out

30 Jan

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Jordan Peele’s Get Out.

2 Responses to “The Fear of God: Get Out”

  1. FictionIsntReal February 5, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

    I didn’t have a problem with it being labeled a comedy, since Rod was the audience-favorite character when I watched the film and it’s loaded with comedic actors doing a sort of comedy of discomfort thing early on. I think the problem is with the assumption that comedy is “less than”. Comedy can be used to probe at real issues, just look at Dr. Strangelove.

    One of the few negative reviews I’ve read docks the film for easily pleasing the audience rather than something more personal for Peele, but since I just thought of it as a (very effective) horror comedy it was fine by me.

    I also thought the Caleb Landry Jones character was one of the weaker links. His more over-the-top behavior didn’t quite fit in with the rest of the family (is he supposed to make Chris more comfortable with them by contrast?). He played a similarly skeevy character in the third season of Twin Peaks in the same year, so it was something of a relief for him not to be that in The Florida Project and 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.

    • Reed February 15, 2018 at 12:44 am #

      You make such a good observation about Comedy being viewed as “less than”. I think that’s a negative bias hurled at any genre other than “drama” or overly heavy-handed satire (and even that doesn’t always receive the credibility it deserves).

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